March 29th is the date for the 4th annual Cabin Fever Challenge, one of the first organized rides of the year. Celebrate the coming of Spring with a trip to Pottawatomie County, Kansas, and enjoy the scenic beauty of the northern Flint Hills.
The Cabin Fever Challenge offers routes of 18.5, 34.5, and 57 miles on paved, rural, low-traffic roads. The ride begins and ends at Wamego Middle School, 1701 Kaw Valley Road, in Wamego (see map). Check-in time is 7:30-8:45, with a mass start at 9:00am.
The ride has a $25 entry fee, which includes breakfast before the ride, snacks and drinks at the rest stops, and mechanical and SAG support along the route. The proceeds from the ride will help to fund the WAM-SAG-MAN Recreational Trail that will begin in Wamego and connect with Saint George and Manhattan’s Linear Trail.
There will also be a drawing for eight $15 Road ID certificates, and massage therapists will be available after the ride to soothe your sore muscles. In addition, the Pottawatomie/Wabaunsee County Safe Kids Chapter will give away free bicycle helmets from 8am to 10am (or until supplies last) at the Wamego Middle School.